Wednesday, March 21, 2007

About to finish my book!

But it's going a little longer than expected. Still, I'm really excited about where the characters have decided to go. It's way more interesting than what I'd assumed they'd be up to in Chapter 15.

Hopefully I'll be back in a few days to announce that this book is WRAPPED! Do they say that in the book world?...

Okay, must go kill a bug for 2, lol.

Stacey Jay

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Feeling a little silly...

Okay, so I'm published under a different name, writing very different stuff. I spend a lot of time updating my other site, writing and editing those other books, networking, giving away prizes, chatting, posting excerpts, etc.

And I love it! It's great fun and I wouldn't trade that part of my writing career for anything.

But I have to admit, I am very excited about writing YA. It's just feels so...right. I never thoroughly grew up and it's been a strain pretending that I did all these years. Besides, what's more dramatic than the years between 12 and 20? Nothin'. Which is a good thing or we wouldn't all survive, lol.

Still, I do feel silly. I mean, I had a website for my other pen name before I was published, but not for very long. And that makes me worry...

What if I languish in unpublishitude forever before I sell? What if people look at my site, hit the contact me button and think, 'why does this chick have a yahoogroup when she doesn't even have a book out'? Am I putting the cart before the horse? Or is this just good planning?

I have no idea, but what else is new :).